It's truly been a whirl wind around here, (no pun intended with the hurricanes)! As I am sure you have heard it before...there's no tired, like a teacher tired, at the beginning of the new school year. The non-stop work, as both a teacher and a mom with 4 kiddos, that back to school time entails, is exhausting...emotionally and physically. Like with other September posts, I always remark that August goes by in such a blur, September hits you like a brick wall, making you wonder how you got here.
It's been a true month of adjustments around here. Some of us have had a better start than others. Bailey and Savannah are off to another great start at O'Connor High School. Bailey's thrilled as a senior to only have half days, thanks to working so hard academically over the years. He's taking all but one AP courses, so it's almost more like a freshman semester in college for him. He took the ACT yesterday and takes a 2nd try at the SAT next week (although his first score of a 1240 is not to shabby!). College offers and interest are constantly coming in, but Alabama remains his first choice. Savannah is taking her very first AP course this year and is loving it so far. She's a little firecracker with school. She works hard and loves every minute of it.
Jonas started middle school at Garcia, but is not quite loving it yet. Actually, it's been a pretty harsh start for him. Breaks my heart a bit...school has always been his thing. I just hope he can find a way to love it again. Because Garcia is our home campus, there aren't any kids he really knows in his classes. Carson kids go to two other middle schools. It's starting from scratch for him. He's happy to have made a few friends in each class already, but he's surprised by the fact that he misses me so much. This is his first year not on the same campus as me in 7 years!! He told me he took me for granted!
Lorelei and I are finally settling into 5th grade at Carson. We have some serious growing pains to start our year! On the first day of school I had 29 students! By Thursday we were told, relief was coming, as we were adding another 5th grade class. I was thrilled to find out a great co-worker and friend was moving up from 1st grade to fill the spot. Last week was our first week with the 5 of us!
Attempting photos of the eclipse!
Convocation sets an exciting tone for back to school! Very inspiring!
Teachers really do run on coffee!
First day of school...6th grade!
Mr. Kline is happy to have another Boyen! I think...😉
My 10th grader...
I didn't see Bailey till bedtime...but here he is...A senior!
Labor day allowed us to sneak in one last pool day!
A little taste of fall weather last night at the Family Game night in Old Town Helotes!